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58256 266th Street
Brownsdale, MN 55918 | USA
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Ph: (507) 993.6392
Robin Lorenzen has been with Akkerman since 1989. Lorenzen began his employment with D.H. Akkerman Construction Inc., as a pipeline and utility crew member until 1992 when the construction arm of the business dissolved. He moved to Akkerman Manufacturing as a mechanic and field technician and for many years, he was directly responsible for helping contractors install thousands of feet of pipeline all over North America and Europe. Lorenzen’s mechanical and field experience makes him an integral resource in the conceptualization and design of many Akkerman product offerings. In 2007, Lorenzen transitioned to the sales department where he has since served as a sales manager.
Ph: +1 (507) 440.6473
Chris Sivesind, sales manager is located in Seattle, Washington and also provides sales and dealership relations and support in Europe, India and Southeast Asia. He began his career as regional manager for his family’s pipe jacking and auger boring construction business. Following this, he worked as sales representative and specialty shoring installation consultant for a trench box rental group then sales for a pipe jacking equipment manufacturer. Sivesind is an active participant in many industry associations and is the immediate past chair for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of NASTT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Ph: +1 (507) 993.6391
Troy Stokes, based in Daytona Beach, FL, has been sales manager at Akkerman for 12 years, and also provides dealership relations and support in Australia and New Zealand. Stokes’ vocation in the underground construction industry has spanned nearly four-decades. His career began with his family’s construction business, installing residential and commercial pipelines and utilities. Stokes then provided global equipment sales and service for a microtunneling equipment manufacturer for 20-years. Stokes has been a contributing member for many associations and their regional and global chapters. He is integrally involved with the annual Microtunneling Short Course, was a recent keynote speaker and recipient of a 2015 Microtunneling Achievement Award and was an integral member of the ASCE's Pilot Tube Microtunneling Manual of Practice committee which was released in 2017.
Ph: +1 (909) 935.7866
Sales Manager Cecilia Zavaleta is located in Riverside, California and provides customer support and dealership relations in Mexico, and Central and South America. Zavaleta has been in sales and new business development in the heavy construction equipment industry for over 10 years. She was previously employed as a territory sales manager for an auger boring equipment manufacturer and a co-owner and general manager for an HDD equipment dealership. Zavaleta holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Argosy University, in Ontario, California and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Edson Eduardo Alfani
CenterDrill is a Brazilian company, formed by highly specialized people in the MND market, with operations in Brazil and commercial relations among the best companies in the world. CenterDrill quickly emerged among the most promising companies operating in this context of technical assistance, maintenance, marketing of parts and supplies and representation of machines and equipment for this purpose.
Dott. Massimo Colli
Colli Drill S.p.A. sells underground drilling tools. Established in 1988, they are among the leading producers worldwide of rods and tools for guided and vertical drilling. Colli Drill S.p.A. is located near Rome and offers sales and service through its sister companies in Northern Italy. Colli Drill offers its clients top notch equipment and materials.
ELB Equipment sells premium machines to a customer base that takes the long view. Spun off from Mole Engineering in 1997, ELB Equipment traces its roots in underground construction equipment in Australia and New Zealand to the 1950s when the company became the world’s first authorized distributor of genuine Ditch Witch equipment. Though initially focused exclusively on the Ditch Witch brand, the company has since expanded to offer a full suite of underground construction products. ELB Equipment has full-service branches in eight locations around Australia and New Zealand as well as a number of well-trained authorized service agents. This allows us to provide a second-to-none after sales experience, ensuring that the machinery we supply remains consistently productive.
Team Lovsuns is a global agent providing sales representation and after-market sales services for Akkerman equipment around the world. Lovsuns Tunneling Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liaoning Censcience Industry Co. Ltd. (LNSS) based in Toronto Canada.
Dr. Ing. Waldemar Wiejak
MARPOL Trenchless Technology
and Construction Equipment
05-830 Pruszkow, Poland
Office: +48 227 399 230
Service & Parts: +48 227 983 490
Mobile: +48 506 160 094
Marpol Trenchless Technology was established in 1996 to support the underground construction market and address European contractor’s needs in the trenchless pipe jacking and tunneling including all Akkerman products. Waldemar has many years of experience in tunneling industry. Marpol service, parts and warranty support is available in a short time for all European users of Akkerman systems.
Mario Mendoza Palma
MOLE Techología Sin Zanja
Augusto Leguia Norte 255, Oficina 45, Las Condes, Chile
Mobile: +56 9 82498365
MOLE Techología Sin Zanja is a representative for Akkerman trenchless systems in Chile, offering sales advise and equipment technical support.
Mortec Infrastructure & Recycling Equipment Ltd. was established in Israel in 2007, by the Mor family, who represent 35 years of experience in underground infrastructure, including the operation of the largest RT trenching business in the country – Itshak Mor Trenchers. Mortec has an unsurpassed acquaintance with the Israeli market and widespread connections throughout the region. Mortec maintains the highest standards for service, availability and personal relationships with clients and vendors with the facilities to provide high quality customer service.
Marcelo Beccar Varela
SA de Maquinarias Ingeniería y Técnica (SAMIT)
Uruguay 3751, Victoria, San Fernando, Argentina
Office: +54 11 4549 2151
SA de Maquinarias Ingeniería y Técnica (SAMIT), founded in 1958, is representative for Akkerman equipment systems offering sales and technical support throughout Argentina.
Trenchless Technology Middle East and Africa (MENA)
Mecca St. Al Anoud Complex Off. 624, Fahaheel, Kuwait
113 El Hegaz ST Heleopolis Cairo, Egypt
Office: +201 28 009 1111
Mobile: +965 60 303 031
Trenchless Technology Middle East and Africa is a distributor for Akkerman trenchless systems. They provide pre-sales advice and after sales service.
Ing. Sergio Alvarado Martin
Underground Construction Supply (UCS) Mexico
Calle Yuri Gagarin Lt. 35 Int. 36
Rancho Aereo, Tecamac
Estado de Mexico, 55770
Office: +52 (55) 5932 5444
Mobile: +52 1 (55) 2044 5410
Mobile: +52 1 (55) 4416 6259
UCS Mexico was established in 2013 to support the underground construction market and address Mexico's contractors needs in the trenchless pipe jacking and tunneling, HDD, pipe bursting, trenching, and vacuum excavation markets. UCS Mexico employs over two dozen underground construction specialists and offers service, after-market parts, and lubrication expertise.